Friday, December 07, 2007

He'll spin you... he'll spin you for real

I just stumbled across the video for the 2003 remake of Dead or Alives "You Spin Me Round" and wasn't really sure that it was Pete Burns I was looking at. It was. It appears that he had some work done on his face and it didn't go well.

From Wikipedia

Burns has had extensive polyacrylamide injections into his lips, along with cheek implants, several nose jobs and many tattoos. He revealed in early 2006 in a pre-Big Brother interview that he had spent almost all of his life savings on eighteen months of reconstructive surgery after a procedure on his lips went horribly wrong.

Burns's autobiography, Freak Unique, was released in May 2006. In it, he writes candidly about his life and reveals that he was raped at a young age by a man who was never prosecuted. Burns also writes about his endurance of depression and his harrowing suicide attempts.

You Spin Me Round 2003

You Spin Me Round, The Original

One last interesting tid bit from Wikipedia. Burns owned a coat made of monkey skin:

Burns appeared on Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother 2006 in the UK, eventually coming fifth on the show's final episode. After he claimed that his coat was made from gorilla skin, police removed the coat from the house, without Burns' knowledge or consent, for testing. Ownership of products made from gorilla is illegal in the UK without a licence. Tests found the coat was in fact made of Colobus monkeys, another endangered species. As a result the case was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service who determined that the pelts used to make the coat were imported before 1975, when it became illegal to import Colobus fur, and as such will not be pressing charges [4]. This greatly upset animal rights campaigners [5].

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